PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man will stand trial for the alleged indecent assault of a Norwin High School student.
David Lee Pennington appeared in court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning.READ MORE: The Health Benefits Behind De-Cluttering And Spring Cleaning
In shackles, Pennington shuffled into his preliminary hearing charged in the Dec. 10 incident. The victim, a 16-year-old girl was standing at a bus stop along Westchester Road.
Clear and composed, the young woman testified, “[Pennington] came from behind some pine trees and said, ‘Can you help me find my cat? Did you see it? It’s gray and has black stripes.’”
She watched Pennington but turned to look for her bus.
“He came for me at a slow walk from behind. His right arm grabbed my arms,” she testified. “He grabbed my buttocks with his other hand.”READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Long Streak Of Temperatures Below 70º Could End This Week
Pennington ran away afterward.
North Huntington Det. Kirk Youngstead also took the stand.
He testified, “[Pennington] said he went to Johns Hopkins Medical School. Then, he told me he graduated from Duquesne Law School, but was sick of practicing, so he became a police officer. When I asked him about the incident, he didn’t do it. He was watching Van Halen play a concert in the hollow behind his house. At that point, I ended the interview.”
Charges against Pennington were held for trial.
He is now back in the Westmoreland County Jail on $10,000 straight cash bond. If he gets out, he’s not allow within 100 yards of the victim.MORE NEWS: Homicide Trial Ordered In Young Amish Woman's Disappearance